How To: Remove cloud-init from Ubuntu Server Linux
Ubuntu Server Linux comes with cloud-init “out of the box”, starting back from their 18.04 release.
For more information, see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CloudInit
If you don’t need cloud-init though, if you’re running an on-premises server for example, then you might not need or want to have cloud-init installed.
To remove cloud-init from your Ubuntu Server Linux installation, run:
sudo apt purge cloud-init -y
To reboot after removing cloud-init, run:
Clean up after rebooting, run:
sudo rm -rf /etc/cloud && sudo rm -rf /var/lib/cloud/
Tested on Ubuntu Server Linux 22.04.1